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Updated: 22/10/2020
Coronavirus related absensces - quick reference guide


Update – Thursday 5 November

SJB remains open and we expect all students to attend every day unless they are unwell, self-isolating or they have been advised by their doctor that they are extremely clinically vulnerable.

There is one significant change in the new guidance. From Thursday 5 November all staff and students should wear a face covering when moving around the school and in communal areas. Please note the following:

  • Your child must have a suitable face covering with them to wear throughout the day when required; if they do not have one with them they will have to purchase a disposable mask from the office at a cost of £2.
  • Students will not be permitted to wear scarves or snoods, they must wear plain face masks (Year 7-11 masks must be black, blue, white, grey or beige only).
  • If there is any medical reason why your child cannot wear a face covering please email their Head of Year with urgency to provide this information.

The wearing of face coverings will protect our community and help to keep SJB running as normally as possible for as long as possible – something that I know all staff and students here at SJB desperately want. Please talk to your child about the importance of wearing them, as well as how to put them on/off and store them safely.

If you are currently self-isolating please go straight to the Home Learning Microsite where you can access detailed information on what work you should be completing whilst at home.

As a school are following the guidance for full opening of schools provided by the Department for Education. The information on this site is correct as of Tue 1 September.

Any changes will be communicated to parents and students via email. The pages on the left contain all relevant information and will also be updated if/when our procedures or policies change.

You can download a copy of our risk assessment here.

The government guidance on the reopening of schools can be found here